Office Vastu

CONSIDERATIONS IN DESIGNING A OFFICE

  • The slope of the floors should be towards East, North and North-East. More open space should be left in the East and North side.
  • Building’s height can be equal in all sides; otherwise South and Western sides should not be taller in height as compared to East and North.
  • The seating arrangement of senior executives, including Chairman, general manager and directors, should be done in southern, western and southwestern portions of the office.
  • Administrative and other office blocks can be constructed in North, East, South or South-West keeping the heights of these blocks lower than that of main factory.
  • The accounts department should be located in the southeast direction.
  • A temple (even a small will do) in the North-East corner should be built and maintained neat and clean. No material should be stacked here.
  • The right place for reception counter is northeast portion of the office. The receptionist should sit facing the north or east direction.
  • Conference room should be in the north-west since the direction is best suited for flow of ideas.
  • Toilets in the administrative building or in other parts of factory or mill should be made in South-East or North-West area and if septic tank is to be built for that purpose, it should be built in between North and North-West or between East and South-East.
  • Well, bore well, underground reservoir, sink, pools, swimming pools etc. should be located in North-East or Eastern zone, preferably between Mid-East and North-East.
  • Stair cases should always be provided in South-West part of the building.
  • Overhead water tank may be erected in South-West, South or West. Its height should be more than the height of building in North-East corner.
  • Parking of heavy vehicles like trucks, tractors, trollies or cranes etc, should be on the roads outside or if it is to be inside, they should be parked in South-West zone.
  • Cycles, scooter, cars, light commercial vehicles can be parked in North-West, North or East side of buildings. North-East should always be free from parking zones.
  • Lawns with big avenue trees can be developed on South and West sides.
  • Small lawns with fountains etc (without big trees) can be developed in North-East, North and East also. Here only small plants can be grown.
  • Staff quarters may be built on East without touching East wall, in North, West or South-East. Multi storied flats may be constructed in South zone without touching main factory building.
  • Staff canteen may be placed in South-East.
  • Guard Room should be placed near gates in such an advantageous position so that the guards can see approaching persons, vehicles etc. without any obstruction. North-East direction should be avoided for a guard room or security cabin. For East facing gate the security office should be on South-East side of gate, and for North facing gate it should be on North-West side.
  • Weigh Bridge or weighing machines may be placed in North-West or Central-East.
  • Heavy plants and machineries should be erected in West, South and South-West zones leaving the North-West and South-East corners. North-East and centre of the building should be avoided for placing heavy machineries.
  • Light and auxiliary machines, work equipments and tools can be placed in Eastern and Northern sides except in North-East, North-West and South-East corners.
  • Generator, boilers, ovens, oil-fired or electric furnaces, switch gears, capacitors, transformers, control panels, smoke chimney etc. all should be located in South-East.
  • Heavy raw materials stores may be placed in South-West, South or West.
  • Semi processed materials can be stocked in South or West sides.
  • Finished goods stores, packing and forwarding can be in North-West, in East or South-East. North-West is preferable. North-East should always be avoided.
  • Finished goods stores, packing and forwarding can be in North-West, in East or South-East. North-West is preferable. North-East should always be avoided.